Charity is the most excellent virtue; it alone is sufficient to make a Paradise of your home or workplace.
Venerable Mother Clelia Merloni

Sharing Our Charism

The cry of the poor finds a deep echo in the Apostle’s heart. She is called to labor diligently and to serve all, especially the poor and the marginalized, with generosity.

For the Apostle, devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is, as our foundress Clelia Merloni desired, “the first and most beloved of devotions.” It is at the center of her spiritual, ascetical, and apostolic life.

The Apostle's Offering

Venerable Mother Clelia Merloni urges the Apostle to be before she does, to adore before she witnesses, and to witness with the power of Jesus, who makes himself light, love, conviction, and redemption, present within her.

Above all, the Apostle actualizes her reparative offering in fidelity to her daily duties where humble service, active charity, patience, and the endurance of physical and moral suffering become a sacrifice of love and expiation.

By the holiness of her life, she wants to awaken the desire for God in the hearts of others. The charity that animates her is the manifestation of the heart of goodness, mercy, and of the compassion the Father has for all people. The Apostle proclaims the love of the Heart of Jesus by

  • Reaching out to those in need
  • Passing on the light of faith
  • Building the Kingdom of God